The History of how the English lakes in Cumbria were formed

The formation of the lakes

Skiddaw Slate

smooth rounded hills

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rocks5.jpg (6225 bytes) Volcanic Rocks

sharp crags and peaks

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Silurian Rocks

a gentle rolling landscape

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All these elements have been acted on by nature and latterly by man, to create what is the English Lakes today

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